Miami HEAT Viewing Parties

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 19 - 2013

heatThe Flat. Catch Game 6 in style with the chicest happy hour South of Fifth. Very Happy Hour(s) at The Flat offers signature cocktails, craft beer and wine ranging from $5 to $8 available from 8 to 10 p.m. View the game on a jumbo projection screen and enjoy signature sips such as the Empire State, Peached Old Fashion and the Suite 180. For more information, call 305.531.3528,


RA Sushi in South Miami. Spice up your Game 6 watch party and order one of RA’s “Big Three” sushi platters. Ranging from $70 to $120, these three platters – the Maki Maki, Tsukiji Combo and Harajuku Combo – are large enough to share in the office or even host a block party! For more information, call 305.341.0092,


South Shore and Florida Cookery Patio at The James Royal Palm. Head in to the South Shore rum bar or sit at the Florida Cookery Patio pool bar for Miami HEAT specials including two-for-one Bacardi rum-inspired cocktails from 7:00 p.m. to midnight while you cheer on “The Big Three.” A Florida Cookery small bites menu will be available as well as $10 validated valet parking. For more information, call 305.604.5700,


The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. After the game’s over, head over to The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar to enjoy table sharing bites prepared by Chef Dewey LoSasso and signature cocktails crafted by mixologist Andres Aleman, available from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Miami HEAT players Chris Bosh and Juwan Howard have been known to celebrate in style at the restaurant after major game victories. For more information, call 305.538.8533|


Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 15 - 2013
jill martin

Jill Martin and Dana Ravich

Celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann debut her highly anticipated LATIN D’LITE: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist cookbook at the gorgeous Ornare showroom in the Design District. Guests got to taste Hoffmann’s favorite dishes from her cookbook during the signing and exclusive meet and greet. 

Also on Tuesday night, New York Times bestselling authors, Jill Martin and Dana Ravich celebrated the launch of their new book, The Weekend Makeover, at an exclusive gathering at the Soho Beach House.  Martin drew a slew of photographers to the beach the following day as she laid out on the beach at SBH. 

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh celebrated his birthday Wednesday night at Bamboo Miami Beach with friends:  Ne-Yo, Dwyane Wade, FLOrida, actor/comedian Dee Ray Davis and Pleasure P. Miami Heat’s official DJ, DJ IRIE kept the party going until the early morning. 

On Friday night, music producer, Pharrell Williams, celebrated his 40th birthday at Arkadia and LIV at the Fontainebleau with famous friends: Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Lil Wayne. 

On Sunday, the 6th annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon raised $422,626 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and brought out participating celebrities such as:  Colin Egglesfield, Greg Ellis, Jason Kennedy, James Marsden, Josh Hopkins, Geoff Stults, Parker Young, Cristian de la Fuente and Monique Coleman. Actress and Broadway signer Laura Bell Bundy and former Dancing with the Stars host Samantha Harris were also on hand for the event but stuck to stage duties, with Bundy singing the national anthem and Harris helping to present checks and medals.


Recently spotted at Zuma MiamiMarc Anthony and his new girlfriend, TopShop heiress, Chloe Green; Luis Carlos Velez and Siad Char, whoannouncedtheir engagement at a romantic table on the riverfront terrace; singer Fher Olvera from Mana and  Esperanza Aguirre, Spanish politician and former President of Madrid.


Superstar, Jamie Foxx was seen dining a Baoli last week.


Jewellery designer Orianne Collins, ex-wife of Phil Collins, and co-founder of the Little Dreams Foundation attended the unveiling of FENDI Casa’s specially curated Romero Britto exhibit on Thursday, March 14that the Luxury Living FENDI Casa showroom.  A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit, of which all items are available for purchase, will be donated to the foundation. 

Dwyane Wade turns 30

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 18 - 2012

Dwayne Wade

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

To ease the pain of entering a new decade, Dwyane Wade’s family and friends (and by “friends” we mean sponsors such as Hublot and The Collection) celebrated the basketball star’s birthday with a weekend filled with festivities, beginning with a surprise brunch hosted at the W Hotel by his mother Jolinda and sister Tragil. The intimate gathering included Wade’s girlfriend, Gabrielle Union and featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Yolanda Adams.

On Sunday night a slew of celebrities including the usual suspects, teammates Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem as well as Pat Riley, DJ Irie and Usher feted Wade at the Setai’s courtyard with free-flowing Hennessy and Belvedere and special surprise performances from Kelly Rowland, T.I., Common and Rick Ross.

The evening began with a special “30 for 30” dinner at the Setai hosted by Dom Perignon, Belevedere and Hennessy, during which the vintage champagne producer presented Wade with a bottle of 1982 Dom Perignon, in honor of his birth year. After dinner, the party moved to the courtyard where Wade was greeted by over 300 friends and VIP guests. One of the biggest surprises was the all-new 2012 McLaren MP4-12C supercar, customized just for Wade, which was perched on a platform on the pool awaiting Wade’s arrival. Ken Gorin, president and CEO of The Collection had the car airlifted onto the hotel pool earlier in the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 25 - 2011

enriqueLast Thursday night, Chris Bosh hosted a 26 birthday dinner for fiancée Adrienne Williams at their home for 30 guests.  Invited guests included Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, LeBron James, Roy and Lea Black, and JR and Loren Ridinger to name a few.

Miami native, Pitbull stopped in the middle of his live broadcast with NRJ radio to serenade a crowd that had gathered around National Hotel Miami Beach’s infinity pool with a rendition of “Hey Baby.” The rapper enthusiastically proclaimed, “If it wasn’t for fans like you, I wouldn’t be here!” and then proceeded to walk over to greet and pose for photos with guests one by one.

Enrique Iglesias and girlfriend, Anna Kournikova dined and entertained a large group of friends at SUGARCANE raw bar grill on Saturday night.

Forbes magazine’s “Richest Man in the World”, Carlos Slim, was seen dining with a party of ten at Eden South Beach on Saturday night.  

Rakontur, the Miami-based media studio founded by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman hosted an after party at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge celebrating the Miami premiere of Square Grouper: the Godfathers of Ganja, the duo’s latest documentary. Corben was on-hand for the festivities.

Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley Mortimer and Brian Mazza

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

The week leading up to New Year’s Eve was so packed with celeb-filled events and celebrations that it made going out on the big night seem almost like overkill. From a penthouse party which included Beacher’s Madhouse Oompa Loompas which packed into a party bus to LIV;to the official grand opening of Lords South Beach Hotel, which was so packed that it seemed the penthouse terrace was going to go the way of the elevator from the Tower of Terror; to LeBron James’ star-studded birthday bash, South Beach got an electric awakening from its post-Basel slumber and bid adieu to 2010 in its typical mayhem and style.

Oh Lordy

Tinsley Mortimer, Richie Rich, Tracy Young and Lady Bunny hosted the coming out bash for Lords South Beach on Wednesday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Out and About

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On January - 20 - 2010

Saturday night, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver, Santonio Holmes hung out at Kitchen 305 with rapper T-Pain, who drank shots of Nuvo shawty, made famous by his “Blame It On,” hit song with Jamie Foxx.   

Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco bowled and watched the playoffs at Lucky Strike on Sunday.  

Dwyane Wade celebrated his 28th birthday with friends and family at W South Beach this weekend.  The Miami Heat superstar, who helped raise over $800,000 to help earthquake victims in Haiti, sipped cocktails provided by Atlantico Rum and jammed to music by his favorite DJ and close friend, DJ Irie.  Hip Hop producers, Cool and Dre, along with his teammate, Quentin Richardson, were on-hand to help him celebrate.

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